All guests embarking on the Norwegian Pearl, January 28, 2023 (On The Blue Cruise) agree that by doing so they accept and abide by the Shipboard Etiquette as described below. In addition, passengers agree that the Shipboard Etiquette is part of the Terms & Conditions and Passenger Ticket Contract provided to passengers by On the Blue Cruise (OTBC), On the Blue Cruises, Inc. (OTB) and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), prior receipt of which passenger acknowledges.
OTB and NCL have adopted a Zero Tolerance Policy and will not permit behavior by any On The Blue Cruise Passenger (“Passengers”) which negatively impacts the comfort, enjoyment, health, safety or well-being of other Passengers, its’ performers and staff or the ship’s crew. In addition, violent, abusive or disrespectful behavior caused by the use of alcohol and/or an illegal substance shall not be tolerated. Passengers agree to comply with this policy, and further acknowledge that OTB and NCL reserve the right to refuse or discontinue passage to any Passenger who, in OTB and NCL’S sole judgment, is conducting himself or herself in a manner that adversely affects the cruise experience of other Passengers. This also includes but is not limited to: spousal abuse or violence directed at a family member. In all cases, OTB and NCL shall not be liable for any damages, refund or other compensation, including travel costs or any other claim as a result of such behavior.
Passengers acknowledge and understand that producing musical performances and appearances on a cruise ship involves building a stage, installing lighting and sound equipment, and setting up other related equipment, including wire and electrical equipment. OTB and NCL will use good faith efforts to do this in a safe manner. Nevertheless, Passengers must stay away from and not touch any such materials or equipment, as improper use or interference with such materials or equipment can result in injuries to passenger’s person, including, but not limited to, falls. In addition, you are solely responsible to avoid any contact whatsoever, whether purposeful, inadvertent or accidental with any production materials or equipment that may be present in the general vicinity of the staging areas around the ship. As set forth below, OTB, NCL and the Released Parties shall have no responsibility or liability for any injuries you suffer as a result of your purposeful, inadvertent or accidental contact with such materials or equipment.
During the cruise, Passenger shall abide by and conduct him/herself in accordance with all rules, regulations and directions of OTB and/or NCL, including, but not limited to, the following: during a performance, presentation, question and answer session, or other event, Passenger shall not (i) attempt to move onto a stage on which any artist is performing, (ii) climb onto poles or other structures near the stage, (iii) throw anything onto or towards the stage, or (iv) do anything that may interfere with a performance or with the audience’s enjoyment of the performance. Passenger agrees to immediately comply with the requests of OTB and/or NCL security personnel.
Passenger acknowledges and accepts the NCL Smoking Policy as outlined in the Norwegian Cruise Line Guest Ticket Contract, which can be found online at:
OTB and NCL have a “Zero Tolerance” policy regarding the use, possession or distribution of any and all illegal controlled substances by Passengers aboard the ship. Passengers agree to comply with this policy and further acknowledge that any violation of this policy will result in disembarkation from the vessel. Passengers acknowledge that it is OTB and NCL’s policy to report incidents of illegal activity or behavior to the appropriate law enforcement authorities for appropriate legal action. In such cases, OTB and NCL shall not be liable for any damages, refund or other compensation, including travel costs or any other claim as a result of such behavior.
INTENTIONAL DAMAGE TO THE VESSEL
OTB and NCL have a “Zero Tolerance” policy regarding intentional damage to the vessel or accidental damage to the vessel as a result of general negligence, alcohol intoxication or the influence of an illegal substance. Passengers causing any such damage agree to pay for identified damage prior to disembarking the vessel. All passengers must agree to comply with this policy, and further acknowledge that any violation of this policy may result in disembarkation from the vessel. All passengers acknowledge that it is OTB and NCL ‘spolicy to report incidents of illegal activity or behavior to the appropriate law enforcement authorities for appropriate legal action. In such cases, OTB and NCL shall not be liable for any damages, refund or other compensation, including travel costs or any other claim as a result of such behavior.
VIDEO, AUDIO & PHOTO POLICY
Photography with a fixed camera lens is permitted, however, professional cameras (video or still) or cameras with detachable lenses are not permitted. Out of respect for the performers, please refrain from flash photography during ALL Concerts. In addition, any and all videotaping or audio recording is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.
COVID-19 (AND OTHER DISEASES) PROVISIONS
As of October 4, 2022 – Vaccination of passengers against COVID-19 (including boosters), is NOT currently required before boarding the Cruise. In addition, guests (regardless of vaccination status) are NOT currently required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, though this is subject to change based on revisions to NCL and/or CDC guidelines.
However, On the Blue Cruise staff and guests will be required to follow any and all health & safety protocols that have been put in place by NCL, the CDC and/or state and local governments within our itinerary at the time of our sailing. This applies to COVID-19 and beyond. Guests understand that these protocols are subject to change at any time and all guests must comply or they will be denied boarding. This includes, but is not limited to vaccinations required, testing requirements, and masking. This applies to COVID-19 and beyond. Guests understand that these protocols are subject to change at any time and all guests must comply or they will be denied boarding. This includes, but is not limited to vaccinations required, testing requirements, and masking. In addition, Unvaccinated Passengers must provide proof of a negative COVID test before boarding the Cruise.
For the safety of passengers and crew, OTB and NCL will endeavor to comply with recommendations of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Cruise to the extent practicable. You agree to comply with all standards of conduct, rules and regulations, protocols, and travel restrictions imposed by OTB and/or NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE (whether imposed before or during the Cruise) in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 or other diseases, which MAY include, without limitation, the following:
For the safety of passengers and crew, OTB and NCL will endeavor to comply with recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Cruise to the extent practicable. You agree to comply with all standards of conduct, rules and regulations, protocols, and travel restrictions imposed by OTB and/or NCL (whether imposed before or during the Cruise) in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 or other diseases, including, without limitation, the following (and which are subject to change based on CDC recommendations:
- While vaccination is not currently required, this is subject to change based on CDC recommendations
- While testing prior to embarkation is not currently required, this is subject to change based on CDC recommendations
- Submit to COVID screening and/or testing at any time during the Cruise, including prior to boarding and/or re-boarding
- Practice social distancing on board the ship at all times, including during musical performances (i.e., maintain at least 6 feet of separation between you and crew, performers, and guests not in your family/party)
- Wash your hands frequently
- Conform to rules that limit the size of crowds and audiences on the Cruise
- Report any illness or symptoms to OTB
- While masks are not currently required, this is subject to change based on CDC recommendations
For the safety of persons on the Cruise, if Passenger believes he/she has contracted COVID-19 during the Cruise, Passenger shall report this to the OTB Hospitality Desk. Similarly, if Passenger tests positive for COVID-19 within 3 weeks after the end of the Cruise, Passenger is requested to advise OTB by emailing the reservations team at: firstname.lastname@example.org so that OTB can comply with appropriate health-authority guidelines.
If Passenger tests positive for COVID-19 while on the Cruise, Passenger agrees to follow procedures established by OTB and NCL to ensure the safety of other persons on the ship, including but not limited to, quarantining of Passenger for the remainder of the Cruise.
If a certain threshold level of COVID-19 or other diseases is detected onboard the Cruise ship during your voyage, the voyage will end immediately, the ship will return to the port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel, including your return home, may be restricted, or delayed. Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, and regional travel restrictions are constantly evolving and are subject to change without notice.
During the Cruise, including all performances and events, it is forbidden for Passengers to:
(a) Try to access areas or sections during performances that are restricted to certain ticket holders unless your ticket permits such access (i.e., VIP areas, backstage areas, artists’ lounges); (b) climb onto ladders, tables, fences, lighting equipment (including towers and columns), sound equipment, or other equipment related to performances; (c) obstruct entrances and exits to the performance areas or fail to move out of an area if directed by security; (d) wear a disguise to avoid being recognized at a Cruise event if Passenger has been barred from attending such event; (e) wear clothing, hold up signs, harass other passengers, make gestures, or otherwise do anything that in the reasonable discretion of OTB, NCL or security personnel are xenophobic, offensive, pornographic, illegal, discriminatory, or racially motivated; (f) be under the influence of illegal drugs or substances and/or act in a way to reasonably cause security personnel to believe that you are in an impaired state (such as being inebriated); (g) disturb the enjoyment of the Cruise by other passengers or compromise the safety of any person; (h) throw or shoot any object in a manner that may be harmful to others or that may interfere with the enjoyment of the Cruise by another person; (i) refuse to follow the directions of security personnel; (j) litter in any fashion; (k) steal any possessions of any person or entity.
In the event of a violation of the Shipboard Etiquette or the Terms & Conditions and/or Passenger Contract by passenger during a performance and/or the Cruise, Passenger acknowledges that security personnel will act quickly to protect the artists, crew and other passengers, and to prevent Passenger from disrupting the performance or creating safety issues for others. Such action may include prohibiting Passenger from attending Cruise performances and events, and/or removing Passenger from the Cruise, at Passenger’s sole expense and responsibility.